Watching the Coronavirus Part – 2

Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.  Matthew 24:42

DNA Pirates CoverAs we saw yesterday, there is a lot of evidence that there is a shadow government which is steadily consolidating its control over the world. One of its biggest weapons is genetics. The Carnegies and Rockefellers have a documented history of eugenics and genocide, dating back to quietly supporting Hitler’s efforts before World War II. They made a serious attempt in the 1990’s – largely successful – at sterilizing women of child-bearing age in the Philippines. The Philippine Medical Association caught whiff of something not exactly Este’ Lauder when a tetanus vaccine was only given to women of child-bearing age. How was it perpetrated? Through none other than the World Health Organization (WHO).

Evidence exists that Ebola was an engineered crisis. Such crises give governments an opportunity to restrict the population further “for their own good.” Crises are very useful tools for controlling the general public. Case in point, 9/11. That was 19 years ago, and we’re still half stripping at airports.

As Rahm Emmanuel infamously stated, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”

Thanks to my wife – who is a research fiend on the internet – I’ve learned about scenarios published by research foundations that eerily match what is currently happening with the coronavirus.

That brings us to Lock Step. It was a…

…pandemic simulation staged by Johns Hopkins University in conjunction with the World Economic Forum, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, and other ruling-class heavy hitters in October.

Lock Step was the brain child of none other than the Rockefeller Foundation ten years ago along with the Global Business Network. Lock Step was one of four theoretical scenarios in a publication entitled “Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development.” It…

…describes a coronavirus-like pandemic that becomes the trigger for the imposition of police-state controls on movement, economy, and other areas of society.

Um…

Going on, the Lock Step scenario describes a world of tighter government control, authoritarian leadership, and less innovation. That doesn’t sound too different from the old Soviet Union. It certainly doesn’t sound American…does it?

The scenario describes massive disruption of global markets by an extremely deadly strain of influenza. But the Rockefeller report also theorizes that not all populations are hit equally. Africa, Southeast Asia, and Central America fair the worst in a global death toll of 8 million!

The US will not be unscathed, as the government “strongly discourages” air travel. Nothing more. This theoretical lenient approach actually speeds the spread of the virus.

But remove such obstacles as ‘individual rights’ and you have a recipe for surviving, even thriving in the event of a pandemic, the Foundation gushes: The Chinese government’s quick imposition and enforcement of mandatory quarantine for all citizens, as well as its instant and near-hermetic sealing-off of all borders, saved millions of lives…

We can see those exact measure being taken by China today in the wake of the coronavirus. If the virus continues to spread across borders, other countries will engage in similar measures; quarantines, body temperature checks in public places like bus and train terminals, airports, and even grocery stores.

As was the case with 9/11, it is doubtful that any government will relax those controls once they’ve accomplished their power grab. And, just like with 9/11, the population will willingly give up their freedoms for protection by a “benevolent government.”

Let’s look at a suspicious part of the coronavirus story: wet markets where the Chinese can buy meat with the animals butchered live right there. While repulsive to our western sensibilities, it does eliminate the possibility of “mystery meat” that is too old or simply mislabeled as something else. The coronavirus is blamed on selling bats at such wet markets in Huanan in Wuhan Province. But this from the Lock Step article:

the Huanan seafood market hadn’t sold bats for years, meaning – if the “wet market” hypothesis is to persist – an “intermediate host” species would be required to get the virus to humans. Three weeks after the Huanan seafood market was shuttered and disinfected, a Lancet study put the last nail in the hypothesis’ coffin, revealing the first several coronavirus cases had no exposure to the market at all. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this has not discouraged the media from continuing to blame it for the epidemic.

In addition, the 2019 Military World Games began in Wuhan Province, which saw 300 US military personnel come into the city. Former Malaysian PM Matthias Chang believes this was the entry point for the coronavirus in a biological attack on China by America. His suspicions seem well-founded:

Chang placed coronavirus on a continuum of American bio-attacks he said included deliberate infection of Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea and Cubans with dengue fever, as well as creating the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

This might seem more likely, given the brief history I recounted in yesterday’s article. But here’s the final piece which might push us over the edge into thinking the coronavirus is a deliberate, engineered crisis:

As of February 4, there are over 1,000 times more coronavirus cases in China than outside of it, and the foreign cases appear to be ethnically Chinese where reported. This is not a coincidence – a recent scientific paper revealed the enzyme which serves as a receptor for novel coronavirus is produced by a certain type of lung cell found in “extremely large numbers” in Asian men compared to those of other ethnicities. Even more intriguingly, those lung cells are involved in the expression of “many other genes that positively regulating [sic] viral reproduction and transmission.” The paper’s authors stop short of suggesting the virus came out of a lab, instead drily observing that it seems to have “cleverly evolved to hijack this population of [lung] cells for its reproduction and transmission,” but one man’s clever viral evolution is another’s expert bioweapon development.

In the end, what can we do with this information? Neither you nor I can go to China and stop this. We might try resisting in some fashion, perhaps protest to our government…but what about? All the government has to do is shrug its shoulders and say, “Who? ME?!?”

We remember Jesus’ exhortation to “Watch!” We can go to what at least should be the solution of first resort – Prayer!! We can continuously study the Bible to help us on what to watch for. Recall that Daniel wrote down prophecies that he didn’t understand but preserved for those generations that would recognize what they would be about. So, we study and know the material in the Bible, especially Revelation. We might not yet know what it all means, but we may discover it by watching and comparing current events to Biblical prophecy.

Most of all, do not fear! Lies and fear are the tools of Satan meant to distance us from God, to doubt His providence and love. Matthew 6 does a great job of addressing worry and fear:

Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Isaiah and the prophets tell us repeatedly that God will bring us to ultimate victory with Him in heaven for eternity.

That’s it. Pray. Read. Watch. Have faith in God’s care and love.

Watching the Coronavirus – Part 1

Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.  Matthew 24:42

When the coronavirus first appeared in the news, my initial reaction was to at least wonder if it is an engineered virus. It wouldn’t be the first time a shadow government had used genetic engineering to make a disaster to exploit. As Rahm Emmanuel infamously stated, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”

DNA Pirates CoverI ran a series on a fascinating book, DNA: Pirates of the Sacred Spiral, in 2017. Written by Dr. Len Horowitz, it documents how the Carnegies and Rockefellers took control of all genetic research and used it to gain control over populations and even practice genocide. Indeed, their research was used by Hitler as justification for his master race ideas. Hitler was even funded in part by George W. Bush’s great grandfather. From the book:

The grandfather of President George Walker Bush (Skull & Bones, 1968) was Prescott Bush (Skull & Bones, 1917), and his great grandfather was George Herbert Walker. Prescott Bush and George Herbert (Bert) Walker were directors of the London-affiliated New York banking house of Brown Brothers-Harriman and its various fronts, which funded and directed the military-industrial complex behind Hitler and the Nazi revolution.

And here is the genetically-engineered assault perpetrated by the WHO in the 1990’s:

…a “vaccine” against pregnancy was developed at Ohio State University. The active ingredient is hCG.

The Philippine Medical Association discovered some hanky-panky with their tetanus shots in the 1990’s, which was not that long ago! The Philippine Department of Health discovered that 20% of tetanus vaccines they sampled contained hCG!

Hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting Philippine women got these tetanus shots.

What got the Philippines suspicious? Those tetanus shots were only given to woman of child-bearing age.

With that knowledge, you can see why my first reaction to the coronavirus epidemic is suspicion.

Again, as an example, DNA: Pirates of the Sacred Spiral makes a good case for Ebola being an engineered, not natural, virus. In fact, the CDC holds a patent for Ebola. Was it because they invented it or wanted sole control of it? If the latter, why?

DNA: Pirates of the Sacred Spiral is filed with documented evidence of a shadow or deep government that has steadily gained control over the world for decades. I would love to go into more detail about it, but my series on the book took 23 installments. Obviously ,there’s no room here to cover it all, but you can start with the first entry – DNA: Pirates of the Sacred Spiral. If you’d prefer a brief overview before getting into the entire series, go to Pirates of the Sacred Spiral, Recap.

After all this, we can see that there is a lot of evidence for a shadow government/organization steadily taking control of nations. They are committed to a one world government. Them.

Revelation 13 describes such a one world government coming into being not long before The Great Tribulation.

Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast…He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

This obviously describes a one world government wherein a single leader establishes a state religion to the first beast and has the power to force everyone to take the mark of that beast into their flesh. Otherwise, they are economically cut off.

To summarize what we have so far, Jesus warns us to watch for signs of the end and be prepared. We have significant evidence of non-governmental entities influencing world events and practicing genocides in various forms. Revelation warns us that a one-world government will be in place at the end times.

How does the coronavirus figure into this?

NEXT TIME – LOCK STEP

Down the (Black) Rabbit Hole

Yesterday’s article, Take Your Hawking to School Day, reminded me of this article I wrote back in 2014 about black holes being disproved by a theoretical physicist like Hawking. She solved a fifty year old paradox in black hole theory, and, to her own shock, proved black holes can’t exist! Maybe the kid, Maillis, is on to something!

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I had thought black holes were a certainty. I thought I’d read or heard that they have been observed, directly and visibly through the Hubble Space Telescope or indirectly by way of radio telescopes.

Exodus CaseApparently, I was mistaken. Apparently, black holes may not exist after all. I would also like to point out that this possibility is not the declaration of a Christian going after the world of physics, a Christian who could be accused of having an agenda. This is a scientist at a state university who did the math and discovered to her own great surprise that black holes may have been a figment of our collective imagination – a wrong interpretation of data from countless observations and measurements. As the author of The Exodus Case, Dr. Lennart Moller of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden observed, “There are never incorrect results. Only incorrect interpretations.”

This is the work of Professor Laura Mersini-Houghton from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the College of Arts and Sciences. From Wikipedia:

Professor Laura Mersini-HoughtonProfessor Laura Mersini-Houghton is an Albanian cosmologist and theoretical physicist, and associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a proponent of the multiverse theory which holds that our universe is one of many. She argues that anomalies in the current structure of the universe are best explained as the gravitational tug exerted by other universes.

Mersini-Houghton received her B.S. degree from the University of Tirana, Albania, and her M.Sc. from the University of Maryland.[11] She was awarded a Ph.D. in 2000 by the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. After earning her doctorate, Mersini-Houghton was a postdoctoral fellow at the Italian Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa from 2000 to 2002. In 2002 she had a postdoctoral fellowship for two years at Syracuse University.[11] She accepted a job as faculty at University of North Carolina, and in January 2004, she started as assistant professor of theoretical physics and cosmology at UNC and was granted tenure in 2008.”

I also wondered exactly what cosmology is, so I found the following, also from Wikipedia:

“Cosmology (from the Greek κόσμος, kosmos “world” and -λογία, -logia “study of”), is the study of the origin, evolution, and eventual fate of the universe.”

So we have a tenured professor at a state school, who I would guess is not a Christian, coming out with information that says black holes may be nonsense after all. She’s got degrees from American and European colleges and universities and earned a post-doctoral fellowship in Italy. My guess as to her not being a Christian is based on her pursuit of cosmology. Spoiler alert: Jesus comes back, believers go to heaven, non-believers, regrettably, go to hell, and there’s your eternity, sport fans.

Is this a good place to say it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out?

My overall point – and there is one – is that this isn’t someone secular folks could call a crazy Christian with an agenda. Nope. She’s one of them.

According to the article in the London Daily Mail:

“A scientist has sensationally said that it is impossible for black holes to exist – and she even has mathematical proof to back up her claims.”

Hawking_andEventHorizon2-150She also says she can confirm Stephen Hawking’s theory that stars, as they die, release a type of radiation known as Hawking radiation, which Hawking predicted. This introduces the information paradox. If black holes suck everything in and crush it into infinity, but quantum theory says no matter and information can ever disappear from the universe, we have the paradox.

Mersini-Houghton says that black holes, at least as we now know them, cannot exist. Far from running around yelling, “Eureka!”, she claims to be in shock over the results of her work. She doesn’t seem to have been expecting this result, especially since it’s a problem that’s been wrestled with by theoretical physicists for fifty years. I doubt she even expected to be the one to find a solution, let alone one that crushed black hole theory like…a black hole. She says “the mathematics are conclusive.”

An interesting side bar to all of this is what it does to The Big Bang Theory, which states that the known universe started out as a singularity, a black hole, and then exploded and expanded into what we today call home. She’s created a problem for physicists everywhere:

Professor Mersini-Houghton’s new theory does manage to mathematically combine the two fundamental theories, but with unwanted effects for people expecting black holes to exist.

Oops! So there goes Deep Time and Evolution!  We are back to creation and God.

Read the article for yourself: Black Holes Do NOT Exist and the Big Bang Theory is Wrong

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you, for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many…And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many…For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.   Matthew 24:4,5,11,24

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Harry Potter Dementor-Like Image Lasted 30Minutes

 

…not Superman!

This image appeared in the sky over Mukuba Mall in Kitwe, Zambia, and people…freaked…out! Some people started worshipping it.  Some people got the heck out of Dodge…um, Mukuba Mall as fast as their knee-knocking legs could take them.  Most everyone thought it was some sign from God.

You ask what does a Christian blogger care about this? Well, aside from the size in excess of 100 yards, witnesses also said “The dense black shape looked like it was made from a different material from the clouds.”  OK.  Maybe that’s just a perception thing.  But here’s what got my attention: the thing just hung there for half an hour.

Have you ever watched clouds, looking for shapes like dogs, elephants, and castles?  Me too.  Ever seen one last more than a few minutes?  Me neither.  Here’s the memory it tickled for me.

Project Blue Beam.  See this article for the links to the information below.

This is technology that’s been around for a bit. The idea behind it is that a realistic projection of just about anything can be put in the sky.  I’ve read it can even register on radar.  Here’s a sample from China:

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This many right angles in one cloud?

 

This sort of technology was being investigated in the ‘90’s.

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While deemed too impractical with current technology, The Washington Post reported in 1994 on a classified document to continue researching this technology to ”project information power from space…for special operations deception missions.”

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Here’s an example of a very simple holographic projection of an orca in a shopping mall:

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It has been argued that this sort of technology could be projected to simulate Christ’s second coming and deceive people into following a false prophet. Lest that sound too far-fetched, Vatican representatives have already postulated that superior alien races likely exist, that they will be more enlightened about God than we are, and we should be ready to change our beliefs when that happens.  We may even be compelled to change our beliefs.  The Vatican is keeping watch for their arrival, using…and I promise you I’m not making this up…their L.U.C.I.F.E.R. device at the  Mount Graham International Observatory in southeast Arizona.  That’s an infrared telescope.  The Vatican astronomer there said they get better pictures of UFOs in infrared than normal spectrum light.

Um…

See It’s a Real Fight.

You might think we’re too sophisticated to fall for that. Maybe some of us are, maybe not.

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Note Lower Right: They thought only God could do that

 

I’m not saying I’m absolutely convinced that this very real technology will be used for demonic purposes, but when you pay attention to more than network and cable news, you see this stuff, much of it well documented.  You come to realize that there’s a lot more going on in the world than popular culture.

We can poo-poo anything we want. We should watch as Jesus warned in Matthew 24.

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

I mean, you don’t think the anti-christ is going to fool everyone into following him by sawing his beautiful assistant in half do you?

Extra Large to Extra Small

Romans 1:19-21

19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

How big is God? That’s a question we often ponder in blissful wonder.

We don’t often ask the opposite question, how small is God? The answer to both questions, as imprecise as it is, is the title today.  God goes from extra large to extra small.

I read a lot. I’m curious that way.  I also watch TV documentaries.  I recently saw one explaining the size of the universe.  I didn’t realize that galaxies have horizons.  That’s what the smart guys with really big telescopes are telling us.  Imagine a group of galaxies and whatever can be seen from anywhere in them.  Just as we can’t see past the horizon on Earth, the galactic view from any galaxy has a horizon.  Imagine further that there are multiple, perhaps infinite, galaxy clusters, each with their own horizons.

At this point I can only say Holy Cannoli! Just how large can God get that He made a universe so huge it has horizons going out millions of light years??

The correct answer? EXTRA LARGE!

I’ve also been reading a book about DNA, molecular functions, and electrical systems in our bodies. God made cells that can only be seen through microscopes.  Cell walls are permeable, but only through certain portals (the technical term evades me just now), and those are opened and closed by other chemical/electrical processes.  Simplified, but essentially accurate.

It simply seems that no matter how small we go, God got there first and has yet another, smaller level that runs the world we see. We’ve learned that through atomics as well; first atoms, then electrons, protons, and neutrons, then some energy that holds them together, then smaller particles yet.  It all begs the question, just how small IS God anyway?

The correct answer? EXTRA SMALL!

How do we know all of this? The correct answer is from today’s bible text:

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made

We’ve made tools, microscopes, telescopes, scientific procedures and tests, and this is what God placed here for us to discover. Just in case the Milky Way, nature, and even our bodies aren’t enough.

Evolution. Some have made an argument that it’s like expecting a car to somehow assemble itself from the pieces and parts in a junkyard.  Evolutionists say that’s a ridiculous analogy.  After some thought, I’d have to agree with them.  Evolution, if true, would be way harder than that!

I was a service writer at an automotive garage early on, and I can tell you that the complexity of our bodies and creation in general is infinitely more complex than a car! Yet they claim that evolution, mere chance and accident, produced everything we can see from extra large to extra small.  Why?

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

God. He’s extra large.  And on the way to extra small, He even counted the hairs on your head!

Technology and Control; More News

Romans 13:3-5

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain;

This is a passage that regularly is a class stopper in Bible classes. What if it’s Hitler?  Do we still need to be obedient?  This passage clearly says government “is God’s minister to you for good.”  If the ruler or government is evil, I’d read this as being not applicable.

But let’s take a slightly different slant. If we do evil or if we displease the government somehow, we risk its sword.  So long as we don’t disobey God, cooperating with authority is a healthy idea.  As a friend of mine likes to say, “Fly over the weeds and below the radar.”

Last June I wrote “Technology and Control.” https://jeffreyhking.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/technology-and-control-2/

The article dealt with Japan’s testing of some new identity recognition tech at the next Olympics. You can pre-register your identity and passes for swift passage through everything from Customs & Immigration to your venues at the Olympics without a single document.  Everything would be attached to your fingerprint.  Everything.

Thus begins an additional database of officials being able to identify individuals quickly and easily. Is this a components of an eventual Mark of the Beast?  I don’t know.  But the Bible warns us of end times, and Jesus tells us in Matthew 24 to “Watch!”

My watching has turned up another new piece of identity recognition tech already being used at a handful of airports in the country and just begun at Detroit Metro.

“It’s called CLEAR and it’s now in operation at the airport’s McNamara Terminal. Certified as a “qualified anti-terrorism technology…we take 10 fingerprints with a digital reader, we take a scan of their iris, and we take a high-res photo of their face.”

CLEAR is currently an option at $179 to get scanned and printed. Folks like me who don’t fly much can still get cancer from the x-ray machines and/or be the butt of jokes by TSA employees who can see our naked selves thanks to an x-ray strip search.

George Orwell is spinning in his grave.

Knowledge is control. Technology is up and running to warehouse the knowledge that is needed for whatever control someone might wish to exercise.

As you continue to go through your life on earth, you must decide just how much of yourself you want to surrender to people and organizations you don’t really know.

Pirates of the Sacred Spiral, Part 14

Genesis 1, selected verses: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

Genesis 2:7 “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

Part 13 concluded that “…a key component of cell repair and effective cancer treatment would be to reestablish a healthy cell membrane potential in the body’s cells.”

Cells have membranes, somewhat analogous to our skin; it keeps the insides in and the outside out. Except let’s remember that cells run electrically, so currents – electrons or electrically charged molecules – must be able to pass through the membrane.  Molecules pass through the membrane using ion channels, which open and close in response to a number of signals.

You’ve heard of electrolytes, right? Gatorade?  Electrolytes must be maintained in balance to allow the flow of electrically charged particles in and out of cells.  Minerals are what carry the charges.  Positively charged minerals are CATIONS.  Negatively charged minerals are ANIONS.  The concentrations of both must be in balance.  Sodium is the main cation of fluids OUTside the cell, and potassium is the main cation of fluids Inside the cell.

“All body cells, thus, carry a weak electric current flowing through them. These resonate with bioeletrcial circuits energizing the entire organism. (Stanish, 1985)  Overall mineral, water, and membrane changes in cancerous tissues play important roles in…(the) electrical properties of cancer cells.”    Page 179

F.W. Cope described characteristic abnormalities of these conditions, referring to them collectively as “tissue damage syndrome.” Simply, the cells’ ability to transmit electrical charges is compromised.  Cells that have been damaged lose potassium and accumulate sodium and water, putting things out of balance.

Protein function is regulated by these charges, which folds them into certain shapes.  Without this folding, they cannot function properly.  These proteins will change from their normal configurations and lose their ability to structure water.

In accumulating excess water, cells begin to swell, causing PROTEIN INTOXICATION; potassium leaves the cell and is replaced by sodium, which we saw above is supposed to perform its function OUTside the cell! The water retained has an overabundance of unbound water.

A 1974 study demonstrated that malignant tissues have significantly increased amounts of unbound water! Healthy tissues simply have more structured water than unhealthy tissues.  Remember that structured water must have the proper mineral and electrical environment to form and exist.  With that in mind…

“Clinicians who recognize this fact have found that certain types of music, toning, chanting, tuning forks, singing bowls, magnetic waters, certain types of frequency generators, phototherapy, and spectrochrometry treatments, and homeopathics, correctly used, can enhance water structuring in your tissues and…improve health.”  (emphasis added)    Page 181

So cancer cells have dysfunctional membranes, preventing them from communicating normally with surrounding cells, and they simply start unregulated growth.

The electrical properties of a cell moderate gene expression! Electric charges in the cell membrane, which acts as a capacitor, are involved in DNA activation.  DNA is very effective at transferring large amounts of electrical charge.

So it is now believed that the sodium/potassium balance affects membrane health.  An imbalance can predispose a damaged cell to become malignant.

To be continued in part 15…

Evolution and the Geologic Record

Is the earth billions of years old?  Or is the earth, based on biblical chronologies, more like 8000-10,000 years old?  Is creation by God without evolution a fact?  Well, I’m a Christian blogger.  Reading this entry is like going to see Titanic: You know how it’s going to end, but you might find path worth walking.

Like all college undergrads, I had to fulfill a science requirement.  I stumbled into geology and found it interesting enough to  stay with it until I had my required hours in.  My historical geology course ended with a 1-question final exam: List all of the geologic periods in order, complete with hand-drawn maps of North America of each period and the major climate, flora, and fauna characteristics of each.  Yeah, it was a booger of an exam…WHICH I ACED!! Point being, I knew my poo.

So I think I’ve got a few chops to write this entry.

In the book “Coming to Grips with Genesis” by Terry Mortenson, PhD. and Thane H. Ury, PhD., the authors do not dispute that there is a fossil record.  They do dispute what the record means.  They don’t think it means evolution is the explanation.  The book spends time slowing down our thought process to make sure we distinguish between facts and what someone thinks those facts mean.

So the question I bring to this moment is whether the geologic record is a fact of evolution, or is it something that exists for another reason or reasons?  Other facts?

Let me start by referring to “Blink: The Art of Thinking Without Thinking” by Malcolm Gladwell.  Mr. Gladwell documents the leap the mind can often take, where something suddenly makes sense to you.  You “know” something without necessarily knowing how you know it.  Know what I mean?  I personally started calling it the “snick” when something suddenly comes into focus like when you’re getting your eyes checked.  The optometrist asks if the image is better like this or (snick) like this, as he clicks another lens into place.

So what “snicked” for me?

First, during my study of historical geology I was never quite comfortable with the geologic record.  I just couldn’t reconcile how it could exist as it does with, I don’t know, some nagging, yet unclear reason in my mind.  I couldn’t see in my mind’s eye how such a prolific number of creatures could be preserved in the fossil record the way geologists explained it: animals died, lay where they fell, and were slowly covered by sediments for us to discover billions of years later.  Does that sound kinda iffy to you like it does me?  Hold that thought.

Bigfoot critics like to point out that no one has ever found a bigfoot carcass, so there couldn’t possibly be a Bigfoot.  And you can make that argument for any exotic, supposed-to-be creature; chupacabra, Queensland Tiger of Australia, the coelacanth, or…fill in your own blank.  Makes sense, right?  Then I hear a park ranger from the Pacific Northwest admit he’d never seen a bear carcass in all his years in the wilderness.  Does that mean there are no bears?  Of course not.  However, the pivotal point for this discussion is why no bear bodies?  Think of a dead bear as a smorgasbord.  Lots of hungry critters eat him up.  Hm.

I remember seeing a National Geographic special about the ocean floor, which is a pretty desolate place.  Just a lot of flat sandy floor with an occasional rock or boulder.  They come across the leftovers of a whale carcass.  The soft tissue has all been pretty well cleaned off by carnivores and scavengers.  There’s little bone and cartilage remaining, but the smallest scavengers and boring worms were going to finish it up pretty soon.

When Robert Ballard discovered the Titanic wreck, he had pictures that puzzled him, pictures of shoes and boots lying alone in pairs on the ocean floor.  He suddenly realized that the bodies of the wearers were literally eaten of their footwear bones and all, leaving shoes to mark their owners’ final resting place.

Where did the experts say the fossil record comes from?  Animals that died and just laid there unbothered until they were covered by sediment which became geologic layers of rock?  Hm again.

So one day I’m at the Creation Museum near Cincinnati with my wife, and I get to an exhibit about – you guessed it – geology.  It showed a picture of the scarred land shortly after the Mt. Saint Helens explosion in 1980.  The mudslides and erosion looked just like another picture next to it: the Badlands.  The Badlands look exactly like the Mount Saint Helen’s landscape, but, of course, MUCH bigger!  What in the world would cause…?  Holy erosion, Batman!  The Flood!  The biblical Flood with Noah!

The flood did not last 40 days as many people incorrectly state.  The flood kept coming for forty days, Gen 7:17.  I calculated the timeline provided in Genesis 8 using a 30-day month and came up with 372 days, start to finish, before the earth was dry and God called Noah and family out of the ark.  Over a year.  For water covering the whole earth to drain into a whole new configuration.  That’s some huge drainage.  Happening pretty fast.  The kind of thing that could cause the Badlands and the Grand Canyon kinda quick-like.

The exhibit posited that the erosion we see everywhere on earth happened very fast in the Flood, not over millions of years.  That kind of flow and the underwater avalanches that had to happen would explain the rich geologic record.  Their theory, their interpretation of the facts of the geologic record brought my misgivings about the fossil record into focus.  The speed with which everything moved would explain why dead animals didn’t get eaten before being covered.  The different stages of the flooding and then the draining process would explain the geologic “periods”, different periods of erosion and sediment deposits as the waters found their new levels.  Snick.

So…the geologic record exists.  Can’t argue that.  But what does it mean?  How did it come to be?  Evolution or God doin’ some good old-fashioned Old Testament Smiting?

Check out the Creation Museum.  You might find it…interesting;  http://creationmuseum.org/

Also see “The New Answers Book1” by Ken Ham.  Over 25 questions and answers on Creation/Evolution and the Bible.

 

What do you think?  I and other readers want to hear from you!